A weekly series of wide discovery about our food and sustainable agriculture.
Looking for an easy bread to bake for the holidays? Mary O’Rourke of The Waffle Window takes a traditional Irish Soda bread, shakes it up with a few seasonal winter ingredients to bring us her rendition: Holiday Soda Bread O’Rourke.
After reading a book on bread making during his commute to his desk job in New York City, a young Tim Healea set off on a journey to become one of the top bakers in America. In 2002 he and his teammates came in 2nd place at the World Cup of Baking – the prestigious Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie. In 2008 Healea opened his own bakery, little t american baker where he uses old world bread-making techniques and combines them with new approaches to making a variety of bread products.
How can the home baker come close to making the types of breads found in the top bakeries and restaurants? World champion baker Tim Healea offers a few pointers to help us approach that result.